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Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs

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Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs

The memorial, created by local Holocaust survivors, used to be defaced over the weekend.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
 

MAY 5, 2021 01: 39

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 A Holocaust memorial in Portland, Oregon, used to be defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs.

Police found the vandalism over the weekend preserving a wall of the memorial in the Washington Park neighborhood and showing in numerous places attain the memorial, the local NBC affiliate KGW reported. There are no suspects.

The memorial used to be created by Holocaust survivors who lived in the community and entails names of their relations who perished in the war, Judy Margles, the director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, suggested the info role.

“It’s very crooked. It’s very visceral, I even want to insist, in the event you hear about one thing — I deem my complete physique factual went numb,” Margles talked about, describing her reaction when police alerted her to the vandalism on Sunday.

Town’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, condemned the vandalism.

“The injure to the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is heartbreaking, and it’s seriously painful that it took home at some level of Jewish American Heritage Month,” Wheeler talked about on Twitter. “I denounce hate crimes, antisemitism, and white supremacy.”

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Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs